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“Ladies of Harmony” to be presented in Oregon
Oregon Community Theatre will present “Ladies of Harmony,” a comedy written by local playwright Ron Hill, in which the “ladies” on the funeral committee are preparing a luncheon for a church member not well-liked and sharing their gossip, personal stories and comedic revelations.  The show is directed by Patti Kasper.


The production will be presented at Fassett Auditorium, 3025 Starr Ave., Oregon, April 24-25 and May 1-2 at 8 p.m. and May 3 at 3 p.m.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors/students and may be purchased in advance or at the door.  For more information, call 419-691-1398 or visit

Encouraging youth savings
Bay Area Credit Union will celebrate National Credit Union Youth Week April 19 to 25.

The event will spotlight youth and teens and how they earn, spend, save and manage their money, and how credit unions can help them do so in the best ways possible.

Bay Area Credit Union, located at 4202 Navarre Ave. in Oregon (across from Pearson Park), is inviting local youths and teens to open a First Mates or BAYZ account with a deposit of $10 or more and receive a BOOMER-the-FROG T-shirt.

Rummage sale benefits Planned Pethood
With warm weather right around the corner the urge to begin your spring cleaning probably has you going through your closets. Don’t reach for a trash bag. Instead let your unwanted items help our local dogs and cats.

Planned Pethood, Inc., a local non-profit dog and cat rescue organization founded on spay/neuter advocacy, will hold its 4th Annual Huge Rummage Sale May -9 in the Jr. Fair Building at the Lucas County Fairgrounds in Maumee. All proceeds will benefit local dogs and cats.

Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. There will be a $3-a-bag blowout sale on Saturday.

Intake for the sale is at the fairgrounds from May 2 through May 5. All types of merchandise donations are welcome. Those who have items to donate before the scheduled intake days may contact Jane at 419-866-1790 or and they’ll gladly take your items now.

Planned Pethood is in it’s 30th year of reducing pet overpopulation and suffering of dogs and cats through public education, low-cost spay/neuter programs and by placing fully-vetted, adoptable companion pets into permanent, loving homes. See adoptable cats, dogs, kittens and puppies on-line today at

Happy Birthday Louie!
My, how fast they grow…it’s hard to believe that The Toledo Zoo’s biggest little guy, Louie the elephant, is already 6 years old.

On Sunday, April 26, the Zoo will celebrate the momentous occasion with all sorts of birthday fun. The party gets started at 10:15 a.m. as Louie gets ready for his big day with a morning bath. Come see a great example of the level of care that the zoo’s elephants receive each day.

At 11 a.m. Louie will get to enjoy a special birthday cake made just for him. Prepared by the zoo’s catering department, it will be full of his favorite treats.

At 1:30 p.m. Louie will open his presents.

Louie might not be a baby anymore, but he’s still a very special part of the zoo family. His birth in 2003 was a huge occasion. As he grows, he’ll need a special habitat that’s in keeping with the social structures that are part of elephants’ lives in the wild. Thanks to the generosity of Lucas County voters, Louie’s new facility is expected to be completed in the fall. It will enable his keepers to continue to care for him using protected contact, in which keepers work with the elephant without entering the elephant’s enclosure.

Visit or call 419-385-4040 for more information about the zoo.





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